In my last piece I mentioned the “consultation lull” and we were waiting to hear the outcome of the DEFRA consultations. They appeared sooner than anticipated, and we now know that there will be further consultations in spring 2020.
Talking about the HSE can always be a contentious issue, especially if you have been subject to enforcement action. Therefore, perceptions will differ greatly depending on who you talk to.
Considering this is supposed to be the quiet time of year, when we all go off on our summer holidays, there has been a fair amount going on in the waste world.
410,000 tonnes of potato peel and skin, and 110,000 tonnes of bread ends and crusts are thrown away every year in the UK. For those of us working in the waste industry, we’re aware of the impact that this food waste has on the planet, and ultimately, ourselves.